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December 2, 2013  


Dear Girl Scout Family,    

Last Thursday after dinner my family shuffled through ads and  mapped out routes. They kept trying to hand me ads but  I just shook my head. Black Friday shopping is not for me. I love a great deal but there are limits.

Now that being said, when I find a great deal I find a way to share it with everyone who may benefit. Which brings me to the REAL purpose of my column today. I want to make sure everyone hears about  1-2-3 Grow Your Troop.

Between now and January 15 we are offering special rewards for troops who reach out to invite more girls to join their troop. There's shop coupons, certificates, and a whole lot more. In fact, troops who serve 3 more girls can get about $150 worth of merchandise and discounts. Every troop is automatically entered.

Please be sure and talk with your daughter's Troop Leader before extending an invitation. We appreciate our volunteers! and we want to make sure this fits into their plans for the year. If you have any questions, please visit gslakesandpines.org or call our office for details.

And I thought Girl Scouting was a great deal before! Now, it's over the top!

In Girl Scouting,


In the Shop

Wrap up our ladies fleece jacket for your Girl Scout!


Cozy black fleece, full-zip front, embroidered Girl Scout logo. Ms S - XL, Wm 2X - 3X, all sizes just $24.95. A favorite with Lakes & Pines council staff!


Check your mailbox for the Winter Connections (back page) to find more great holiday gift ideas! Cash, check, cookie dough, credit/debit card payment accepted at Lakes & Pines Girl Scout Shops in Duluth and Waite Park.


Have you seen our Girl Scout Holiday & Winter Catalog?

Browse our virtual Fall Catalog.

Shop online at www.girlscoutshop.com.



Give the gift of time ...

Just in time for Holiday Giving! Sign up to attend camp this summer with your Girl Scout and we'll send you a FREE ornament!

Sign up now for Family Camp, She & I, or He & I. Limited to the first 50 families.
Program Highlights
We have several council events happening in December. Make plans now to join us for:



In This Issue
In The Shop
Just In Time For Holiday Giving!
Program Highlights
At a glance
Contact us
The new Girl Scout year has begun! Keep the fun rolling along ... re-register now!

At a Glance
Quick bits of news you can use! 

Find a complete list of upcoming  
learning sessions to enhance your leadership experience and support your role as a volunteer on our website. Sign up today!

Volunteer Cookie Training
Get tips and tricks to make the most out of the Cookie Program while saving you time! Join us in Duluth, St. Cloud, Garrison, and Bemidji in early December.
Regional blogs offer a updates from your local Girl Scout office. 

Region 1 Bemidji/Virginia
  Region 3 Brainerd/Mora  Region 5 Waite Park

Meeting Notes from 11-19 Regional Meeting



Special events for girls, troops, and families we were asked to share. Check each offer for details.

**Girl Scout Night at the College of St. Benedict  |  Dec 4  |  FREE
admission to the women's basketball game, and free pre-show clinic with the athletes! Here's the flyer for more information!

**Girl Scout Days at Powder Ridge in Kimball - discounted lift tickets!
January 11-12 and 18-19



Contact us

Our phone system can transfer you to any office. 


  Waite Park   320 252-2952   

  Duluth   218 726-4710

  Alexandria   320 759-1196

  Bemidji   218 751-4886

  Brainerd   218 828-3515

  Mora   320 679-6807  

  Virginia   218 263-1596

  Willmar   320 235-2125


Toll Free

Please help us keep our phone costs down by using the toll free number only when needed, 800 955-6032.



General inquiries 



Waite Park 320 253-9403

Duluth 218 726-4715  

All other offices 866 295-3820


Shop and Office Hours

 M-F  |  8:30-5:30



Please note: Girl Scout offices will be closed December 23-27, 2013; and January 1, 2014. 



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